Book Review:Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Security Cookbook

Packt Publishing proposed me to publish a review of Microsoft “SQL Server 2012 Security Cookbook” .
I appreciate PacktPub books and SQL Server is one of my competence so I have accepted their offer.

The author, Rudi Bruchez, is an Independent Consultant and Trainer based in Paris, France. He has 15 years of experience with SQL Server. He has worked as a DBA for CNET Channel, a subsidiary of CNET, at the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) headquarters in Geneva and at Promovacances, an online travel company in Paris.  He can be contacted at

SQL Server 2012 Security Cookbook has a very nice approach: the book contains a large set of defined recipes covering a wide variety of topics concerning security in SQL Server.
The author will teach how to secure the SQL Server in your network, how to manage user authentication and authorization, how to manage data protection and security preventing attacks and sql injections. Each recipe, in turn, has a ‘getting ready’ section, a set of complex step-by-step instructions and concludes with a section called ‘How it works’ that describes what you have just learned.
At the end of each recipe, you will find also a section that provides additional information for readers that want to take a deeper dive into the topic.

The book is well written in a clear and concise style. Another thing I like about this book is the code samples: the author provides you well-explained SQL query to accomplish each tasks and print-screens easy to understand and follow.

Also, this book delivers quality content in a simplistic manner that will benefit all the readers.

This is not a book for beginners: so if you are a SQL newbie look around! You have to be a Database or System Administrator to have benefits because it definitely assumes a basic familiarity and proficiency not only with SQL Server techniques but also with security concepts.

If you’re looking for practical ways to make your SQL Server and databases more secure on the network then this book is a great resource for you.
Don’t hesitate: visit Packt Publishing web site and buy it!